So I got some sweet new business cards a while back, and I’ve been meaning to tell you guys about them, but I’ve been busy doing… uh… stuff. So anyway.
I’d never ordered from Moo.com before, and they are *ouch* a wee bit expensive, but based on what I’d seen from colleagues, what I knew I wanted and my research on other options, I decided to take a risk with the cost. (I think there might have been a sale too. I’ve already forgotten.)
It’s like a little walking porfolio! I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect, but after I unboxed my order… Well, if I had a penis, I’d totally have a boner for these business cards.
With Moo’s Printfinity printing, you can print a different photo or design on every single card on the pack. The cards are 16pt matte laminate and they both look and feel outstanding.
So, in my experience, here’s the truth about business cards:
If you are in an creatively-based industry, such as photography or graphic design, YOU NEED KICK ASS BUSINESS CARDS.
No one gives a shit about your name and all the other crap business guys put on their cards. People can get that from your website.
What you need is card that opens doors for you. You need a card that stands out and that starts conversations.
You need a card that people aren’t going to immediately stuff in their back pocket and forget about until later when they use it’s corners to clean out the gunk under their fingernails.
Moo.com gives you that opportunity.
I have given out a lot of these cards since I got them a few months ago, and I have never once had someone not ask me about my card, or my business, or that photo on the back… something. And having conversations is how people remember you. That business card is how they remember how to find you later.
Now, you don’t have to have super expensive or fancy business cards to start conversations. They don’t even have to have photos on them. It’s really about design. I have some other cards I designed and order from VistaPrint by the truckload (and for a fraction of the Moo.com price) that I leave everywhere, and I’m always getting feedback from those as well. They are very basic – black and white, two sided, minimal text – but I get as much a response from those than the Moo.com cards. Initially they serve a different purpose, but both start conversations.
Oh, you can also get affordable, decent quality business cards (and other promotional junk) at Zazzle.com and PrintPlace.com. I’ve ordered a box from Staples Copy & Print division before and uh… save your money. I have a few left over and I let my kid play with them.
Oh, and if you didn’t click on the Moo.com link, it’s actually a *referral* link from me, so you go through that link you get 10% off your first order. Hooray!
Here it is again, in case you missed it: http://www.moo.com/share/7xqpsq